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post #6406 of 6417

I don't need an amp for my ATH-AD700s either, they are famously easy to drive and on paper an extra amp is too much for it. But sometimes the extra punch of the gain 6 or even gain 12 setting on the E17 is nice, certain songs or movies. I always try max volume on 0 gain first because the less gain the less distortion apparently, but with some sources sometimes (not often) the extra power the E17 offers is nice.

 

AD700 is an excellent headphone btw. I spent almost four times as much on top rated powered speakers (Aktimate mini+) and the speakers don't sound anywhere near as good. 

post #6407 of 6417
Yes but getting an E17 for an X5 is pointless as the X5 has more output power than the E17 does.
post #6408 of 6417

im having a problem that happens often. my e17 wont turn on randomly and the only way to get it to work is hit the reset with a pin. how do i fix this?

post #6409 of 6417

Used this at 6gain 60volume for a month or so, now the volume sounds lower than it used to sound, had to up gain to 12 to actually sound decently loud again. Is it just me slowly going deaf or the device's fault?

post #6410 of 6417
You run this wide open into headphones?

Where do you control the volume from, your source? And what headphones?
post #6411 of 6417
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

You run this wide open into headphones?

Where do you control the volume from, your source? And what headphones?


Yes connected to headphones, HD598, source is TV. Volume controlled by the E17. I'm playing the same files and didn't change anything so its either the device or me.


Edited by Stanfoo - 4/2/14 at 3:06pm
post #6412 of 6417
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Originally Posted by Stanfoo View Post
 


Yes connected to headphones, HD598, source is TV. Volume controlled by the E17. I'm playing the same files and didn't change anything so its either the device or me.

 

Pretty sure it's you.

 

Because max volume with medium gain on the HD598 is flippingly loud in the first place. I know, because I've got a HD558 and it's ridiculous enough to go above 48 on the volume on medium gain (6db).

post #6413 of 6417

idk if this is the right palce to post, but my optical cable is stuck inside the mini toslink adapter. Any1 have a clue to get it out? 

post #6414 of 6417
Pull? Pull Harder? The little square hole you see there is the recess for the bump on the cable that holds it in place. Try a pair of pliers to gently squeeze the mini adapter on both sides away from the holes and work / wiggle the cable out.
post #6415 of 6417

got it removed, i had to use those flat screw driver to push it out. Had to jab the part where the part where the black meets the gold. Hope i didn't damage anything because i heard a sound 

post #6416 of 6417

On my last business trip a few weeks ago, I had an hour to kill so I stopped by an airport sound shop...what's in called Invision or something like that.  Anyway, chit chatted with the guy for a bit about my recent money pit hobby...that being headphones and he understood completely.  Naturally, he talked me into trying out some stuff...a pair of Beyer planar phones and a couple of IEMs.  I was proud of myself that I only walked out $150 lighter.  I couldda probably dropped a grand without a problem.  Anyway, the $150 went to an Alpen and so far I'm really loving this little thing.  OK, soundwise I probably get slightly better sound from a Ray Samuels SR-71A that I'm using, but the difference maker for me is the versatility.  I like to listen to music in bed and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the sleep control on this thing because it's not unusual that I fall asleep and wake up in the middle of the night with my phones still on.  If I'm using a portable amp like the Ray Samuels, the battery might be drained by morning.  With this sucker, I just set the sleep setting to 30 or 40 minutes and it shuts off on its own.  Love it!

post #6417 of 6417
Selling an E17 if anyone is interested.
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